> My question is how do firewall administrators feel about this?
We hate people overloading undefined protocols on HTTP.
> If we
> used a different port, would you open this port on the firewall (is
> there anything special we must do to make you feel comfortable)?
Provide a description of the protocol and a sample proxy source that runs
on UNIX using the Berkeley socket calls. NT and Winsock are close enough
that it shouldn't be a big deal porting things there.
> What if we used port 443 (SSL)?
Same response. If you're putting something through our firewalls we want
to be able to filter it intelligently.